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Samuel Barton was a United States Representative from New Yorkmarker. He was born in New Dorp on July 27, 1785, and attended the common schools. He was an agent for Commodore Vanderbilt’s steamship lines. He would later marry Commodore Vanderbilt's sister. He served in the State militia as a major in 1818 and as a colonel in 1833, was a member of the New York State Assembly, and served on the Andrew Jackson reception committee in 1833.

Barton was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1836, and resumed his former pursuits in the steamship business. He served as director of the Tompkinsville Lyceum. Barton died in New Dorp on January 29, 1858, with interment in Moravian Cemetery.


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